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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Jan-Feb;53(1):84-91.

[Experience of the surgical management of the esophageal achalasia in a tertiary care hospital].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Gastrocirugía, Hospital de Especialidades "Dr. Bernardo Sepúlveda", Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Distrito Federal, México. mikedassaejv@gmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

INTRODUCTION:

Achalasia is a primary esophageal motor disorder. The most common symptoms are: dysphagia, chest pain, reflux and weight loss. The esophageal manometry is the standard for diagnosis. The aim of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of the surgical management in patients with achalasia in a tertiary care hospital.

METHODS:

A case series consisting of achalasia patients, treated surgically between January and December of 2011. Clinical charts were reviewed to obtain data and registries of the type of surgical procedure, morbidity and mortality.

RESULTS:

Fourteen patients were identified, with an average age of 49.1 years. The most common symptoms were: dysphagia, vomiting, weight loss and pyrosis. Eight open approaches were performed and six by laparoscopy, with an average length of cardiomyotomy of 9.4 cm. Eleven patients received an antireflux procedure. The effectiveness of procedures performed was 85.7 %.

CONCLUSIONS:

Surgical management offered at this tertiary care hospital does not differ from that reported in other case series, giving effectiveness and safety for patients with achalasia.

KEYWORDS:

Esophageal achalasia; Esophagoscopy; Gastroesophageal reflux; Surgical procedures, Operative

PMID:
25680647
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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